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Advocacy and Activism (for Lone Arrangers): How to ensure your position and work is properly respected and funded
For Long Arrangers to thrive, it is important to understand how to best reach and influence decision-makers within and across your organization or institution. This session will help you form a clear idea of how to make your interactions with admin, stakeholders, and colleagues more intentional - and your funding more secure. Many of your funders and decision-makers are not directly invested in your program’s success. Learn from John Chrastka, executive director of EveryLibrary, how to map your work to broader institutional goals and enhance your success.
EveryLibrary’s founder is John Chrastka, a long-time library trustee, supporter, and advocate. Mr. Chrastka is a former partner in AssociaDirect, a Chicago-based consultancy focused on supporting associations in membership recruitment, conference, and governance activities. He is a former president and member of the Board of Trustees for the Berwyn (IL) Public Library (2006 – 2015) and is a former president of the Reaching Across Illinois Libraries System (RAILS) multi-type library system. He is co-author of “Before the Ballot; Building Support for Library Funding.” and “Winning Elections and Influencing Politicians for Library Funding”. Prior to his work at AssociaDirect, he was Director for Membership Development at the American Library Association (ALA) and a co-founder of the Ed Tech startup ClassMap. He was named a 2014 Mover & Shaker by Library Journal and tweets @mrchrastka.
Fees: Advance / Regular
SAA Members: $49
Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $49